If you come for a consultation at our location or your puppy joins us for remedial socialization daycare you may get to meet one of our band of misfits. They all help in various ways and have each helped shape me as a trainer, and Ryan as a dog guardian.
Right Hand Dog
Jordan is a rescue form Northern Alberta and was surviving as a feral dump dog until she was caught. Slowly building trust with her was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
She has taught me so much it can’t fit in a short paragraph. It couldn’t even fit in a book. She has worked by my side, will tell me when I am wrong, and stand by me when I need her. If dogs could get a training certification she would pass the test.
Jord is the main greeter, helper, side kick. She would like you to have hot dogs in your pockets.
Flirty Confidence Builder
Kitsune came into rescue malnourished, completely un-socialized, never spending a second away from her 10 month old litter mate or mom, terrified to walk out of the house, terrified of almost everything, but whip smart and with enough energy and endurance to run all day.
Kitsune taught me work. Putting in the work, training, desensitizing, everything, spilt down as small as I could, repetitive, starting over when something triggered a memory that sent her back to the beginning, work. She also wants to learn and forced me to step outside of my focus of behaviour to develop some more advanced trick skills.
Kit is an expert at appeasing dogs to get what she wants, she has grown into a truly empathetic dog.
The newest member of our band is the smallest, the craziest and by far the most vocal and opinionated! She came from a hoarding situation and we continue to work with our veterinarian to help her overcome generalized anxiety.
She does not help with any training but does help exercise visiting dogs and makes us laugh all day long. She is a weird little bug and we love her.
You’ll find Lyric either napping, hiding under the bed, or playing so hard no one can keep up with her.